2016-07-04 00:33:40 UTC
garden from groundhogs.
The owner's manual says the rifle is chambered for .22 rimfire, .22 Winchester
Magnum Rimfire (WMR), .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire, or .17 Mach 2.
In the 5 years I've owned the gun, all I use is standard .22 LR. Currently
I'm using Federal ammo, 40 grain bullet, 1280 fps muzzle velocity.
A friend gave me some .22 WMR, 30grain, 2050 fps.
The WMR round is quite a bit longer than the .22 LR I'm using. Will it really
fit in my rifle? I haven't tried to load the WMR rounds into the tubular
magazine but the cutout in the mag where I load ammo is not as long as the
Also -- if the chamber is long enough to accommodate the WMR round, does this
not mean that the LR round, when seated in the chamber, does not completely
fill the chamber thereby leading to lead fouling around the area of the chamber
where the bullet enters the rifle barrel after firing? (Sorry if this
description is not too clear.)
I thank you for your assistance, though the groundhogs may not be happy.
[MODERATOR: No, don't try stuffing those .22 WMR rounds in your rifle
since that could well be very unsafe. The manual you have likely says
the model rifle you have could be had in any one of those calibers -
not that all are interchangeable. Check the markings which are likely
stamped on your barrel to confirm what your rifle specifically takes.
Since you have already been using .22 rimfire without issue, then I'd
bet that is what it will say there. Always confirm that the markings
on your firearm match the ammunition you buy to use in it. ]